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Be a Leader

Leadership development is part of our core mission.  We believe that the student leaders will become leaders in their careers.


The W Leadership Program

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The W offers leadership development courses, events, and co-curricular opportunities to ensure graduates have the knowledge, practical experience, and value-added skills to make them stand out to future employers.


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Women in Leadership 

new leadership ms logoEvery summer since 2013, The W has been the home of NEW Leadership® Mississippi, a week-long residential program to educate college women about politics and prepare them to take leadership roles in politics and public service.

Former Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck speaks with student

One of only 19 programs in the nation, and one of only 3 in the South (the region where women are least represented in elected office), the program is a unique opportunity for young women to increase their understanding of policymaking processes, identify a range of careers in politics and public service, network with professional women in those careers, nurture their ambition for a life of leadership, and more. 

Applications are open to any women studying at one of Mississippi's public, private, and community colleges.  Program graduates receive two hours of college credit in political science or women's studies, and the only cost is an application fee.